Mine Kills Unifil Captain

An Australian army captain was killed and a Canadian officer was seriously injured Monday when their vehicle hit a mine and overturned on a dirt road in the western sector of the southern Lebanon security zone.

Both officers were serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon. They were among 76 officers from 16 countries attached to the international peacekeeping force. They were not immediately identified.

UNIFIL sources said they presumed the mine was planted by guerrillas and intended to injure soldiers of the Israeli-backed South Lebanon Army, which patrols the security zone.

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